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Osteomalacia in young captive crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus)

Huchzermeyer, F.W.

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 57(3): 167-168

1986


ISSN/ISBN: 1019-9128
PMID: 3806562
Accession: 006048203

The clinical signs of osteomalacia in year old crocodiles were kyphoscoliosis, "glassy teath", "rubber jaws" and extreme weakness. Treatment with high oral doses of calcium led to slow improvement. After six months the surviving animal could walk again, but the vertebral column remained deformed after two years.

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